Michele and SallyFree Advice Night at the Champlain Wine Company
This is the beginning of a regular column to answer questions about your life situations.
The majority of our clients come to us because they are “stuck”, not broken. They realize that they want something more, but are not sure how to begin the process of moving into the future on a positive and productive path. Life coaching is a very active process that focuses on the present and future, not the past – it is designed to offer creative and practical solutions that give power and focus to the client. We believe the answers to every challenge exist within a person’s heart and mind; those answers only need to be revealed through a process of reflection and guidance.
In order to move forward, it is important to assess the current state of your own affairs and to pay attention to your foundational beliefs. Although you are eager to make changes and develop momentum, too much change too soon can lead to feeling overwhelmed and chaotic. Generally, a few small tweaks in the “essentials” will make all the difference.
Maslow’s research and writings are a great resource for looking at “the essentials”. In his Hierarchy of Needs theory, the bottom of the pyramid can be used as a place to start. Focusing on the air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep and sexuality of your life can be eye opening. When the foundation is “off”, you may not be able to get the results you desire.
Sometimes basic needs are confused with basic wants – this confusion can keep you stuck – clarifying want vs. need frees you to move forward and choose a course of action to make the life you want to live.
You, the client, are the expert on your life. Life Coaching helps you discover what your own personal best might be.
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